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Winners – Customer Appreciation Month


We really do appreciate you! 

Thank you for loving what you do. You help to improve your patients/students outcomes.

We have picked two lucky winners who both registered for ERI courses during the month of MAY

Stephanie, a PTA from OK  wins A free 2 day live course ($435 Value)

Sandra, an OT from Ohio wins One Online Course Session (up to $160 value)

CONGRATULATIONS!

Thank you for being part of the ERI Community

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Lactation Consultants receive IBLCE CERPS for ERI Course


ERI is excited to welcome Lactation Consultants to:

Feeding and Swallowing Disorders in Infancy: 
Implications for Breast and Bottle Feeding
with Internationally Renowned Experts:
Lynn Wolf MS, OTR, IBCLC & Robin Glass MOT, OTR, IBCLC

October 26-27, 2018 – Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, Portland, OR

The International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners have allocated 14 CERPS for this course (IBLCE Verification Number – C1881145)

The goal of this conference is to provide a framework from which to view the continuum of infant feeding options, including breast and bottle feeding. Participants will have the opportunity to expand their repertoire of evaluation techniques and intervention strategies when working with infants who demonstrate feeding or swallowing dysfunction. This course will cover infants in the hospital/NICU environments as well as outpatients. This course will be relevant to lactation consultants, occupational therapists, speech and language pathologists, nurses, and other health professionals who specialize in or who have an interest in infant feeding disorders.

Upon Completion of this course participants will be able to:

Lynn Wolf- ERI faculty

ERI Faculty Lynn Wolf Meeting Neonatal Therapists NANT 2018

  • Evaluate specific infant feeding disorders and generate appropriate treatment strategies for their management.
  • Understand the pathophysiologic principles underlying the suck, swallow, breathe triad and how they apply to breast and bottle feeding.
  • Have an increased awareness of diagnostic procedures such as videofluoroscopic swallowing study, infant focused feeding assessment, evaluation of gastroesophageal reflux.
  • Understand the interplay between special diagnoses (such as prematurity, gastroesophageal reflux, cleft lip and palate) and infant feeding dysfunction.
  • Utilize treatment strategies to improve oral motor control for breastfeeding.

Earlybird Rate for 2 Days registration: $375 before August 11th

USE CODE: INFANTFEEDING2018 for online registering. 
Not to be used in combination with other discounts or course credits. 
Non-Transferable. Must be applied at time of registration, not to be used for previous registrations

 

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Nominations now Accepted for School Based Therapy Awards


We are excited to announce the return of our awards program recognizing outstanding contributions to the field of school based therapy. 

ERI AWARDSNominations are now being accepted

We will be honoring two unsung heroes/teams. 
One for his/her significant contribution to research in the field of school based therapy, and one for his/her significant contribution to therapy practice in the field of school based therapy. 

Please click on the links below to send in your nominations:

Research Award

This award will honor one therapist or assistant for his/her significant contribution to evidence based practice in the field of school based therapy.
Examples include implementing the first research study in your school or implementing sustained ongoing research.

Excellence in Creative School Based Therapy Award

This award will be given to a therapist or assistant  for his/her significant contribution to therapy practice in the field of school based therapy. 
This nominee has excellent assessment and intervention skills, uses those skills to meet students’ needs in unconventional and unique ways, and collaboratively engages teachers and staff within the students’ team. 

Award recipients will also demonstrate the core values of collaboration, leadership, integrity, and a passion for improving the lives of his or her students. 

Deadline for Submission is September 15th 2018

The award recipients will be announced and honored at the
Eighteenth Annual Therapies in the School Conference (November 15-16, 2018)


THERAPIES in the SCHOOL 2018
November 15-16, 2018
Framingham, MA
PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR PRELIMINARY OUTLINE, PRICING AND REGISTRATION DETAILS

Join us at this year’s annual conference for therapists who work in a school setting.
Learn how to help prepare children so they are “ready to learn”, with mindfulness and other strategies, best practices for collaboration, strategies to build interoception and write educationally relevant IEPs.
Breakout sessions will also cover new ideas for obtaining pre-writing skills, as well as praxis, sensory modulation, and motor issues as they affect learning.
This year’s conference is relevant for therapists new to the school setting as well as seasoned therapists.
We hope to see you at this year’s conference.

Limited Availability so Reserve Early!


 

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Early Bird Registration Rate for Therapies in the School Conference 2018


We are excited to share with you the outline for our popular
annual school based conference:

Therapies in the SchoolTHERAPIES in the SCHOOL 2018
November 15-16, 2018
Framingham, MA

 We do have a group of respected and renowned speakers lined up for you:
Kelly Mahler, Kim Wiggins, Judy Kimball, Anne Buckley Reen, Susan Cecere, Kathryn Biel and Nicole Barmen, Jenn Colebourn and Julie Goff and Arsenio Paez.

Learn how to help prepare children so they are “ready to learn”, with mindfulness and other strategies, best practices for collaboration, strategies to build interoception and write educationally relevant IEPs. 
Breakout sessions will also cover new ideas for obtaining pre-writing skills, as well as praxis, sensory modulation, and motor issues as they affect learning. 
This year’s conference is relevant for therapists new to the school setting as well as seasoned therapists.


PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR PRELIMINARY OUTLINE, 
PRICING AND REGISTRATION DETAILS

We would like to offer you our 
Discounted Early Bird Registration

Register for the TWO DAYS of the Therapies in the School conference 
and get a reduced rate of $425 (saving $50).
Deadline June 15th, 2018

Use Code Therapies2018 when you register
Must be used at time of registration. Cannot be combined with any other offers. 
Limited Time offer.


We hope to see you at this year’s conference.
Limited Availability so Reserve Early!

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MAY is ERI’s Customer Appreciation Month


We really do appreciate you!

And we would like to honor you by offering you the opportunity to win a free course.

Thank you for being part of our community and for loving what you do. You help to improve your patients/students outcomes.

Register for any course, (throughout 2018) and if you register during the month of MAY (2018) you will be entered into a drawing to win one of two prizes:

 

 

A free 2 day live course ($435 Value)

One Online Course Session (up to $160 value)

We will randomly chose a winner from all registrations taken during the month of May and the winners will be notified in early June.

GOOD LUCK!

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NEW Online Sessions for School Therapists Added for 2018 – Introductory Offer


ERI Therapies in the SchoolOur NEW  Online Sessions are Now Available!

THERAPIES in THE SCHOOL ONLINE Conference 5

We have added four new online courses to our e-learning program.

Recorded live at our Eighteenth Annual Therapies in the School conference this conference focuses on the latest advances in school based practice for therapists. It covers aligning motor needs with educational needs, and how to improve executive function in children who are receiving therapy services in the school setting. How primitive reflexes can be relevant to school-based practice, as well as strategies to integrate these primitive reflexes are discussed. Using evidence to help guide decisions on goals, dosage, and frequency are covered for motor needs in children with autism.

Introductory Special Rate of $499 for the Complete Package of  these New Courses 
(regular price $599)
Please use code “SchoolOnline2018” and register by May 25th 2018.

Recorded live at our popular Therapies in The School Conference 2017
You can choose from four individual courses, or choose the complete package of all courses; a great option to share with your colleagues or district:

Four Dynamic Online Sessions:
(Please click on each session title for detailed information)

COMPLETE PACKAGE OF ONLINE COURSES FROM Therapies in The School 2017
Introductory rate of $499 using code: TherapiesOnline2018

Combine These Sessions with our Other Pediatric Online Courses

Please share this information with your colleagues

Our Online Courses offer:

  • Strategies to Implement in the Classroom
  • Professional Development On Demand
  • Convenient and Flexible Learning
  • Cost Effective Continuing Education

It’s the next best thing to attending live!

REGISTRATION FEES: 

$144-$179 per session ($34 per additional registrant – up to 19)
$599 for all sessions ($44 per additional registrant up to 19)
Each session meets the criteria for 2.5 – 4.5 contact hours (0.25 – 0.45 CEUs)
CEU certificates will be downloadable following successful completion of a post test.

Individual registrations are available online.
Please call the office with any questions and for group/district registrations or click here for a Registration Form and mail or fax in the form with payment

We know that for some of you, it may not be possible to attend every conference you would like, and for others, supplemental materials will enhance your learning when attending our highly regarded live programs. Still others have told us that they want to share the material they have learned at one of our live courses with their colleagues, administrators and the families they serve. That is why we developed our new e-Learning program taught by leading experts in their fields.     

Please visit our FAQ Page and CEU Page  for more information. 

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ERI Raffle winners Announced


I am happy to announce that Karen from CA, and Amy from TN were chosen as our winners from the raffle we held at the NANT 8 conference (National Association of Neonatal Therapists) in Charlotte, NC.

CONGRATULATIONS!

We randomly chose names from all of the therapists who opted to join our email list or were scanned at the booth. Karen and Amy will each win a two day live course of their choosing.

We were lucky enough to be able to speak to many neonatal therapists – but would love to hear from all of you and welcome all thoughts and ideas for new topics, speakers and potential venues.

Check out our Dynamic Evidence Based Courses for Neonatal Therapists

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ERI Discussion Groups


Don’t forget to check out and join our popular Facebook discussion groups and help out other therapists by offering them your thoughts and guidance on the multiple  topics and questions that have been posted

Pediatric Gait Discussion Group

Therapies in The School Discussion Group


Post Concussion Syndrome Therapeutic Strategies Discussion Group

Do you have ideas for other discussion topic/groups?

If you don’t use Facebook what other forums do you belong to?

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NANT 8 – Networking with 500 Passionate Neonatal Therapists


Returning from our second “NANT experience” was again inspirational and fueled the desire to help provide training for this extraordinary group of therapists.
We spent an amazing three days listening to their needs, suggestions and thoughts for the future and were in awe of their absolute devotion to their babies and parents. For the second year it was a privilege to be a part of the movement to provide optimal care to such a fragile population and their families. 

ERI Booth NANT 8

As NANT’s (the National Association of Neonatal Therapists) professional partners in education,  Carol, Alyson and I were honored to host our ERI booth in the exhibitor space at the NANT 8 conference in Charlotte, NC. We welcomed so many passionate, dedicated and influential therapists and from the moment we arrived the warmth felt from old friends and new, was overwhelming.

ERI Faculty Holly Schifsky

Holly Schifsky Spending time withe ERI booth visitors

We were privileged to be able to spend time with many, discuss CEU needs, hear the excitement and need to bring new faculty and courses to their facilities, and also to hear about frustrations and how they want to bring about change, to encourage collaboration and to help aid the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) NICU Verification Program. We admire the absolute passion and drive.

We were very excited to have ERI faculty members Holly Schifsky, Lynn Wolf and Bobbi Pineda join us at the booth to share their expertise. The lines to talk to these experts were deep!
And thrilled to help honor Holly Schifsky as she was awarded the National Association of Neonatal Therapists Excellence in Clinical Practice Award. We were also excited to connect with potential new speakers (watch this space!) about new content and ideas for new courses. 

Lynn Wolf- ERI faculty

ERI Faculty Lynn Wolf Meeting Neonatal Therapists NANT 2018

Our heart felt congratulations to Sue Ludwig and Chrysty Sturdivant and their dedicated team for their unwavering support and devotion to this specialized, dedicated group of therapists

For those of you who were there……. stay tuned …. we will be announcing the winners of our raffle very shortly 🙂

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SPRING PROMOTION EXTENDED


ERI SPRING COUPON

SPRING PROMOTION EXTENDED!

Use code Spring2018 through Monday April 23rd

Not to be used in combination with other discounts or course credits. 
Non-Transferable. Only one discount may be used per conference. 
Must be applied at time of registration, not for conferences previously registered for. 
Not for online courses. Not for one day courses.
Some restrictions may apply. Please check individual course pages for limitations.

  If you have any questions call us, email us -we’re more than a website
We’re therapists too!

SEARCH for courses that remind you why you became a therapist.

 

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